At the end of the last millennium I moved to Birmingham to study orchestral percussion, shortly followed on by a postgrad in composition with technology. While this formal training was underway I also immersed myself in the local music scene, playing drums with college mates (including Jim Moray) in pop/punk/rock outfits before falling in with Birmingham based experimental alternative band Pram. This in turn led to numerous other incarnations, including one I continue to work regularly with today namely Modified Toy Orchestra.

Other collaborations have been numerous over the years, comprising anything from one-off grand spectacular shows, national/international tours/gigs, recording sessions and more. Typically my path involves venturing in to uncharted sonic territory on the search for sounds to sculpt, hew, warp and hammer out
This has included working with artists, theatre companies, bands and ensembles as follows (likely incomplete and in no particular order!):

The Bookshop Band

Rowan Rheingans

Neil Spragg

Lucy Farrell

Lisa Knapp

Jim Sutherland – La Banda Europa

Dreams of Tall Buildings feat. Arve Henriksen

Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band


Paul James

Rhys Chatham

Justin Wiggan


Emily Portman



Mark Anderson

O’Hooley and Tiddow

Marry Waterson

Platform 4

Hack-Poets Guild